When a woman is found dead from a shotgun blast outside her boyfriend’s home, police rule her death a suicide, but her parents believe she was murdered.

Rae Ann Mossor

She was found with the shotgun facing her


The car was running and the radio was on

On February 4th, 1986, at 7:53 p.m., a single shotgun blast ripped through a quiet Roanoke, Virginia, neighborhood. When police arrived, they found a woman’s body on the ground next to a car. Twenty-one year-old Rae Ann Mossor was pronounced dead at the scene with a shotgun wound to the chest. M. David Hooper was the chief of police for the City of Roanoke:

“When officers arrived at 7:57, they found a shotgun lying on the trunk of the car pointed in the direction of where the young lady would have been standing. She had dated a young man who lived in the house nearby. It was his car that she was lying beside.”

When police questioned Rae Ann’s boyfriend, he said that he and Rae Ann had an argument that ended with her saying, “What do I have to do to prove my love for you”? She then ran out the door. Three witnesses said she had threatened to kill herself. The police found no evidence of foul play and her death was ruled a suicide.

The gun was on the hood

But Rae Ann’s parents believe they’ve found evidence proving that she was murdered, and they want an investigation. Ann Mossor is Rae Ann’s mother:

“When our daughter was murdered, she was charged and convicted of a crime she did not do to herself.  And the power within me and my husband both is to find out why, who, and what happened.”

When they examined police reports, Rae Ann’s parents discovered evidence that cast doubt on suicide as the cause of death. Rae Ann’s car was parked directly across the street from where she died. They discovered her car door was wide open, music was blaring from the radio, and her key was still in the ignition. She seemed to have left the car in a hurry.

The police found the 12-gauge shotgun lying on the trunk of the car. Rae Ann’s parents believe that if Rae Ann had shot herself, the weapon would have fallen to the ground beside her body. According to Ann Mossor, Rae Ann’s arm measured 29 inches, but the distance from the trigger of the shotgun to the muzzle was 36 inches:

“My arm length was very close to my daughter’s arm length. So I took a broomstick and measured it out to be able to push that trigger with my thumb and to be able to get it in after we’d seen the body diagram. I couldn’t reach it.”

They measured the distance to the trigger

On the night of Rae Ann’s death, authorities told her parents there would be an autopsy.  Two weeks later, Ann Mossor says, she and Ron discovered that it had never been performed or even requested. The Mossors had Rae Ann’s body exhumed. Finally, six months after her death, an autopsy was performed by Dr. David Oxley, the original medical examiner.

According to Oxley’s report, Rae Ann was killed by a contact wound to the chest, meaning the muzzle of the gun was against her skin. In addition, powder burns were found on Rae Ann’s left wrist. After the autopsy, the medical examiner declined to change the ruling of “suicide.” Ann Mossor wasn’t satisfied:

“There was nothing matching. Things weren’t adding up right, so that’s when we decided to get another opinion.”

The Mossors contacted Dr. John Butts, the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of North Carolina. Dr. Butts said his conclusions differed significantly from the findings of the autopsy:

“It seems like suicide is extremely unlikely. I could see that the muzzle of the weapon was several feet from her body at the time of the discharge. The appearance of the powder on her hand indicate that that hand was close to the muzzle of the gun at discharge, perhaps grabbing at the gun, perhaps holding the gun. Now, whatever was at the other end of that gun, I don’t know.”

Based on Dr. Butts’ findings, the medical examiner officially changed the manner of death from “suicide” to “pending.”  Still, Ann Mossor says, there was no investigation:

“We knew when we read Dr. Butts’ statement that it had to go on until we found out what happened.”

The Mossors set out to get a third opinion. They contacted Dr. Vincent DiMaio, one of the country’s leading forensic scientists:

“When I received the material that they had, I thought that the case had been screwed up.  The police had a pre-set notion as to what had happened and they just didn’t follow through with an investigation. The medical examiner should have performed an autopsy.  He should’ve been suspicious as soon as he saw the pattern of injuries. It’s not a contact wound. She couldn’t have inflicted it.”

According to test performed by Dr. DiMaio and an assistant, Dr. DiMaio showed that it was physically impossible for Rae Ann to have shot herself in the chest:

“This means that somebody else pulled the trigger. It’s possible that the reason her left hand was adjacent to the muzzle at the time it was fired was that she had grabbed it and was attempting to push the gun away at the time it was fired.”

Again, the Mossors asked for the investigation to be reopened. Again, their request was denied. Ronald Mossor is Rea Ann’s father:

“He was stonewalling.  He just would not do anything. He just was sitting on his buns and wasn’t doing anything.”

The Mossors next contacted R.J. Breglio, a ballistics investigator. He tried to figure out if Rae Ann could have accidentally discharged the gun by dropping it on the ground or hitting it against the car in anger. According to Breglio:

“The butt test is a test to see if by dropping or slamming the butt of the gun against the floor when it is cocked, if it could fire. I performed this time many times with the shotgun and I could not get it to discharge. In my opinion, I don’t see how it would have landed neatly on the trunk of that car. I think it would shoot off of the ground in whichever way it happened to fall.”

Again, the Mossors sent the new evidence to Donald Caldwell, the Commonwealth Attorney, and requested that the case be reopened. According to Ann Mossor,
all he did was acknowledge receipt of the letter and nothing more:

“I made a promise to my daughter, before that casket lid was closed. I said, ‘Rae Ann, if this is not what it looks like, if it takes me the rest of my life, I’ll find out what happened to you.’”

Three years after Rae Ann died, the state medical examiner changed the manner of death to “undetermined.” There has still been no investigation, and the medical examiner and Commonwealth Attorney declined to be interviewed for this story.

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season two with Robert Stack and season five with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.




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    There can’t be a wrongful death lawsuit brought against The state of Virginia for not assisting with family with peace of mind within this case


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    Definitely think it’s the boyfriend. If she was threatening for attention as indicated she would have made sure he was watching. Why is her car on and radio on loud? Why is a shot heard after she allegedly said she’d shoot herself and the boyfriend never investigated? Who are the other people who heard her say that? His family? It’s in front of HIS house HIS car and with a bizarre weapon, it was him. Would love to know who’s gun it was although it wouldn’t change my mind. IF it wasn’t the bf then it’s someone directly connected to him. Someone needs to do some leg work (since the police obviously) people need to talk to family and friends of the boy friend. The ex girl etc one of them has heard something or knows something or saw something period.


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    she may have left in a hurry because somebody was in the car with her, or she was planning on leaving in a hurry. either way. this could possibly hinge on who’s gun this was. the boyfriend wasn’t the killer though obviously. rich? materialistic? these are properties of people who do not like to have their reputation blemished. he definitely would not want to get his hands dirty. two ways he could have been involved: authorized a third person to carry the ax, in other words telling somebody else to do it, maybe a professional. but then she would have simply disappeared. or he simply kept quiet even though he knew something. most likely though he is just an ignorant fool, obviously not a criminal mastermind. i would like to know any enemies the poor girl had. because this could have been some other girl who also liked the boyfriend but after they broke up wanted to make a move not wanting to take any chances. this would have to be somebody who has perhaps psychopathic tenancies and the ability to be analytical. the boy had money? she could have been after that.

    my thinking: she was in her car, wanting to talk to the boy for whatever reason. but she saw somebody in the back seat and got out in a hurry. she was then confronted by the third party, possibly the other lover i mentioned, who then shot her. then fled the scene.

    but i wonder if he is married now…………


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    I have often wondered whose gun was it and why the police didn’t investigate to find out. we don’t know what exactly happened at the ex boyfriends home because only he and his family members have spoke of it, and of course pointed the finger at Rae Ann Mossor. However this wasn’t the only suspicious death in Virginia that was ruled a suicide. Don’t forget about Tommy Burkett. all the evidence regarding his case point to murder but Virginia LE has only treated it as a suicide. Either Virginias LE agencies are inept or very corrupt. To me any young persons death that appears suspicious should be investigated as a homicide until it can be proven otherwise.


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    The question is: who’s gun was it? That would clear up a lot.


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    Tommy what was the boyfriend’s name


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    I was thinking the same thing. Ray Ann’s death being ruled a suicide presumably hinges on the 3 witnesses that were allegedly there the night she died. Who were the 3 witnesses? All the evidence gathered by Ray Ann’s parents pointed to an obvious coverup by authorities, including the first medical examiner who lied to them saying he’d do an autopsy and never did. Ray Ann’s father said he felt “stonewalled” at various times during his search for answers. What was law enforcement hiding? Who were they protecting? I think this would become more clear if the identities of the 3 witnesses were known, and find who they are associated with.

    If some shameful authorities were in fact covering this up then they’re no better than common criminals. Not everyone in law enforcement deserves the badge they wear.


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    Jade Carroll

    This case really needs to be reopened. There was obviously foul play, as it is pretty much impossible for her to have shot herself in the chest the way she was shot; and also the position of the gun. I don’t know how the law enforcement involved in this case can sleep at night knowing that a young woman was murdered and they did nothing to bring her or her family any justice. A killer walked free, and probably lived their life while she barely even got to start living hers. If possible, and if not already attempted recently, her family members should really push and be persistent in trying to get the case reopened and actually investigated. it’s not too late. I feel for her family so much. this is just heartbreaking, and I can’t even imagine what they’ve gone through. They deserve answers, peace, and closure. and the person responsible needs to pay for what they’ve done. There is no doubt in my mind that she was murdered. My thoughts are with her family, friends, and loved ones. The world lost a beautiful woman that didn’t even barely get a chance.

    if any of her family is reading this, I am so, so sorry that she was taken from you too soon, that her life was taken, and that justice has not been served. I hope that somehow the right person will be willing to actually acknowledge that she was murdered and begin an investigation. I hope this case gets solved. You will see her again someday, and whoever did this will pay whether it’s in this life or what’s after. I just really hope for a resolution. My prayers and thoughts are with you.


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    Beverly Meador

    Nobody really knows!! Don’t think it was the boy friend.


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    This one is a tough call. If you do think it was the boy friend, then he must have balls of steel. To kill her in the open, in front of his house and car, to leave the gun right there, go inside and wait causally for the police to arrive, and hope it will be ruled a suicide. If that happened then either he has all the luck in the world, or a grand conspiracy going all the way to the top, If he did aim a gun at her why did she not scream or call for help? All of those people willing to put their careers on the line just to cover up a murder? Police, medical examiners, and state attorneys. Wouldn’t someone higher up get suspicious if the case was this shady?

    And on the other hand, her short arms to tend to rule out suicide. BUT she could have used a small branch or something. And the parents to do come off as grasping at straws sometimes.

    Either way we were not given enough information. I know UM does hold back info or details to make some cases sound more dramatic.


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    Bill Blaski

    So if she shot herself how did the shot gun get laid perfectly on the trunk? The gun wouldve laid on the ground, im perplexed by this. Bring justice to the mossor family


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    seems to me the boyfriend’s and his family is involved. they have 3 witnesses claiming that’s what happened but i’m sure all 3 witnesses are related to the boyfriend or good friends/neighbors with that family. we have no names or any other information on that family and they didn’t even bother to do an autopsy because they had already planned to keep it looking like a suicide.

    i wonder why they killed her. she was clearly killed out in the open so i’m shocked how they pulled that off. they need to look more into the boyfriend, we have no statements from him whatsoever and his opinion on her death.


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    Just throwing this thought out there: if someone pointed a shotgun at you wouldn’t you more than likely push the barrel end of the gun away and not the trigger area?
    Just trying to see it from all points of view.


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    I lived in the neighborhood at the time this happened. I was 4 at the time and my parents, sister, and I were in he basement at the time when we heard there gunshot and dad ran upstairs to look out the windows to see if he could see anything. The boyfriend and his parents lived behind our house in a very large White House. They were rude, materialistic, and did have a lot of money.


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      I also remember when unsolved mysteries came to video their segment. They did it just down from our house using a different street than where the incident actually occurred. The old mans house they used for their segment belonged to a man I remember only knowing as “Smokey”. And they used my sister and I’s sidewalk chalk.


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    I lived in the same neighborhood at the time this happened. I was 4 years old at the time. I was in basement with my parents and sister when we heard the gun shot and dad ran upstairs and looked outside. The people that lived in the big house behind ours were the boyfriend and his parents. They were not nice people and very rude. They did have a lot of money and were very materialistic.


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    3 witnesses heard her say “what do I have to do to prove that I love you? KILL MYSELF?”

    Let me guess who they were.
    1- Her ex boyfriend
    2- Her ex boyfriend’s Mommy
    3- Her ex boyfriend’s Daddy… or Grandma?

    As viewers, we do not have enough information to make any determination.

    They do not say who called 911.

    But my vote goes to the ex boyfriend as being the murderer, unless he is from the rich side of town and she from the other side of town. Because people from the rich side of town should never be investigated, or even remotely suspected of any wrong doing. …yes, that is sarcasm.

    They did not say if they properly investigated the scene of the crime. We do not know if anything was found in the vicinity. A stick, screw driver, etc., that would have enabled her to push the trigger with the barrel against the right side of her chest. But I imagine the DA would have made sure everyone knew, if that had been the case.

    God Rest, Rae Ann.
    May your soul be at peace.
    May your parent’s souls rest easy, knowing they have done you justice.

    Hellish torment awaits all those that have wronged you.


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    Did they ever check the gun for fingerprints? If she pulled the trigger her prints should have been all over the trigger and the rest of the gun.


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    Alex. V

    To me it looks like a girl in love but with broken heart and desperate to prove it I’m sure most of us have been in that moment of our life’s when we did not wanted to live on cause of the similar situation
    Now in my opinion we have to put out selfie in her shoes at that moment and imagine what happened
    In this case she ran out of her boyfriends house crying and heaterical got in to the car started it and remembered about the gun in the trunk so she jumped out of the car while it’s on went to her trunk opened it got a gun out then closed the trunk put a gun on the trunk ( cause imagine how impossible it be to hold it by the barrel ) THEN SHE LOOKED AROUND FOR SOMETHING THAT COULD REACH THE TRIGGER !!!
    Police did not took their time to secure area or check it for all the evidence. She could of had a stick or a tree branch in her hand that she used to reach the trigger that flew out of her hand when gun went of.
    And of course gun would just stay on the trunk
    See if this option is possible in this case


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    JDE, Mr. Farina is no longer with us.

    G-d rest him.


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    When your girlfriend leaves threatening to kill herself and you hear a shotgun blast outside you either go check on her or call 911…..her boyfriend did neither one of those things……..because HE PULLED THE TRIGGER AND KILLED HER!


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    The fact that everyone locally involved in the case tried to shut it down is the loudest attempt at a cover up. The police, the morgue attendant, the jury and the commonwealth ALL ran from this like either cowards or criminals. If this wasn’t true it would make a great episode of a cop show. The ex boyfriend has to be involved with someone HIGH up because there is no other obvious choice. If you don’t agree then watch the episode again and this time pay attention.


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    What a sad case. It appears to be poor police work as none of it makes sense especially the interview with the boyfriend. he says oh I heard a shotgun and if somebody was out there with a shotgun I didn’t want to go out. Makes no sense if your girlfriend just threatened to kill herself you hear a gunshot your first response is to run out there and look because you are thinking suicide and it would be a gut reaction. However if you have more presence of mind and you’re truly fearful like he claimed you would call 911 thinking that maybe she’s trying to harm you. Does anyone know if this guy is still alive and does he have any other questionable incidents. A lot of time has passed has anybody attempted to get this case reopened with a new DA. I can’t imagine the anguish the family feel. This could be any of our daughters, sisters or mothers. I pray for justice.


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    Any way to watch this


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    Any updates on this or what happen


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    I did not read the whole thing
    so everyone needs to quit scaring little children like this fissty one right here on
    the other sid elf the screen!!


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    Brenda mossor

    Rest In heaven.. I love you very much .. We know you didn’t do it.. God will get them .. love you cuz .. tell mom I said hello


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    I graduated college with honors in Criminal Justice here I’m California, and can tell you that this was a shoddy investigation on the most basic level. Why has a cold case unit not reinterviewed the ex boyfriend and the alleged 3 witnesses who heard her threaten to kill herself? Then multiple reenactment attempts to see if its plausible for the gun to have landed on the hood. Finally doesn’t it sound unlikely that a guy who claims to have heard his ex girlfriend threaten to kill herself and then hears a shot gun blast, doesn’t call 911 out of fear she did so?? I wish a retired private investigator or law enforcement officer in that area could look into these very basic things.


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    It was the boyfriend come on. She was leaving he came out pointed the gun at her she got out of her car. Then he shot her…


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      I just saw the episode airing on CBS Reality in the UK. I thought the exact same thing as you. It was pretty damn obvious who fired the gun. Absolutely ridiculous policing. Is this how the USA police operate? Pathetic. Very sad that the poor girl died and her parents never got justice.


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    Dear Dennis Farina and Mrs. Mosser (mother of Rae Ann)

    Before this episode finished, well. . isn’t it obvious to ANYONE why this Prosecutor in North Carolina simply refuses to properly bring this case? The most her parents could achieve, by bringing in themselves both a top ballistics and forensics specialist, was only an upgrade of her autopsy/police report from originally “suicide”, then to “pending” then to “undetermined” ??? – THIS IS AN OUTRAGE against the gun and physical facts of the death. ISN’T it obvious this family is dealing with a clear case of corruption at the D.A.’s office???, AND if they investigate the relationships within the District Attorney’s office to familial or other relationships to her (Rae Ann’s) then current boyfriend and his family at the time of her death, that’s where the answer will be found, and in doing so it uncovers the killer at the same time. Save, the remote possibility she may have used her legs to position the gun and her toe to pull the trigger while sitting on the hood of her car (has anyone considered that?), save that possibility, and that the D.A. hasn’t even come up with that to mitigate the family’s insistence that this case must be investigated – THE D.A.s office in this instance is corrupt, someone took a bribe, I see no other way to see it or explain their (lack of) logical action upon such simple forensic facts of her death. Or last possibility is to check this D.A’s personal case records you may see a pattern of where this particular prosecutor is just a male chauvinist, misogynistic creep himself and doesn’t care to prosecute cases and get justice for women who have been killed by their boyfriends or whatever man was in their life. AND that is a 95% statistical fact when there is a death or when ANY woman goes missing, it is the man in their life at that time who is responsible. If the Mosser’s want justice for their daughter it starts with investigation of the D.A. by higher office and all will be revealed. GOOD LUCK., JDE


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      Law Prof

      Mr. Farina passed away in July 2013 and as for your “95% statistical fact” not so. You’re obviously a novice with free time so take your energy and enthusiasm for conspiracy theories and back it up-with facts. Good luck to YOU.


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      So a lot of women date pervs in vans then?
      non-lethal crimes 95% of the time, maybe. But kidnapping and/or murder: no. Because they know they would be the first suspect.


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    She could have been leaning on the trunk which would have given her enough reach to shoot herself


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    I live in the above mentioned quiet neighborhood in which this took place. I was only one at the time, but began living in the neighborhood a year or two after this happened. I’m going to assume there will never be an update.


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      After 30 years Kristina? probably no update, I wouldn’t know when the episode was filmed as opposed to aired on T.V., and as this happened 1986., do you even know if her mother is still alive? Since you live there, do you know what a happened to the case at the local level?


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      Eric W Bohannon

      I’m going to assume there will never be an update. She Says, If this is Krista, it is a set up, and she knows all the important People involved.


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  • Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and disability data) for diversity or accessibility purposes based upon information you provide us.

Personal data is not collected without your providing that information to us.

Non-Personal Data

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that does not directly identify you as you interact with our Sites (“Non-Personal Data”). The types of Non-Personal Data we collect includes, but is not limited to:

  • Site usage (e.g., browsing history, search terms, number of clicks, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, time on Site)
  • Products and services viewed, including advertisements for such products and services
  • Computer type, operating system and platform type
  • Internet service provider



In addition to the uses described above, we use your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

Personal Data

  • Identify you when you visit our Sites
  • Provide service communications such as invoices, order confirmations, registrations and customer service messages
  • Provide products, information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in
  • Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information
  • Deliver and process surveys
  • Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites
  • Fulfill and/or deliver CMP products and services
  • Tailor content, advertising and marketing to you
  • We do not publish or aggregate credit card information or personal identification numbers such as social security numbers.

Non-Personal Data

We use Non-Personal Data to improve the usability of our Sites and for other business reasons. We or other third-party companies also use the Non-Personal Data to provide advertisements and targeted advertisements to you (ads based on the Non-Personal Data). We do not provide Personal Data to third parties with whom we share your Non-Personal Data. Please note that, when you select an advertising link or other link that takes you to sites not operated by CMP, you may be subject to the privacy policies of these third-party sites.


We may also obtain demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address, password and PIN) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Unsolved Application, including chat, posting messages in comment sections or in our forums, liking posts, sending feedback, and responding to surveys. 


If you do not turn off your phone’s location services, you may send us your geographic location.  If your camera roll is set to share, you may make your camera roll available to us.  If you have signed up to receive push notifications, you will receive those from the Unsolved Application.



We share your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below:

  • Share data with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform business functions (e.g., CMP contracts with third parties to provide services on our behalf such as customer support and consulting services; 
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect CMP in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the CMP; (b) protect and defend CMP’s rights or property; or (c) protect the personal safety of CMP personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.
  • Share data with third parties if CMP and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if CMP undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. 
  • Share data with third parties to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you professionally or personally (e.g., apps or software).  Users can request their information to be removed from such lists by contacting us.
  • Share data with third parties under other unanticipated situations, but only with your consent.
  • Share your email address, but only as permitted by the CMP Email Policy, as follows:

Your email address will be used only by the CMP, its entities and CMP vendors performing member services, or offering products on CMP’s behalf.  CMP does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the CMP, nor does CMP share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or CMP members.  CMP also shares your email address with third parties to enable CMP to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Finally, CMP shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for CMP to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.



You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from CMP, you can contact us and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.


For California residents, please consult the “California Privacy Rights” section for additional considerations. 


Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products), legitimate business interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.



In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).


To obtain this information please write to us at:



4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505


 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.


Please include your full name and address.



CMP complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law which requires you to opt-in to receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law).




CMP implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, CMP cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.


Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data.  To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.


We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to [CMP product], purchaser of CMP products and services, you can review, update and correct your information directly on CMP’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.


Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  


Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.